Thursday, 25 July 2013
Resolution focuses on three major components.
On Monday night, the Macon County Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution pleading with state lawmakers to reconsider cuts to public education across North Carolina. The resolution, which has since received statewide recognition for being the first of its kind to oppose the budget cuts, focused on three components of the state's budget that will have devastating cuts to public education.
The Republican-led General Assembly on Sunday published the conference report for Senate Bill 402, the two-year state, $20.6 billion appropriations bill for fiscal years 2013-14 and 2014-15. The school board focused on the effect North Carolina Senate Bill 402 will have on public education by virtually eliminating teacher assistants across the state, diverting money from public education to private entities through a voucher system and eliminating "tenure" status for educators.